Over the years you may have tried all different types of diets – low carb, low fat, Atkins, stewardess, heart, cabbage soup, lemonade – with the same results. You get quick weight loss in the beginning but then the weight loss stops and in most cases, it comes back. Is there something you can do to lose 5 pounds in a week? Try some of these tips.
Cut down on the sugar. Watch your food labels carefully. Many are tricked by food labels that say “low-fat” or “fat-free”. Usually these types of food will add more sugar to replace the flavor from the fat that is removed. The king of empty calories is soda. Sugar sweetened sodas are made up of high fructose corn syrup – which goes directly to fat. Switch to water.
Drink more water. Speaking of water, you probably need to drink more water. Most experts recommend around 8 glasses of water a day. Our bodies are made up of mostly water and if you don’t stay hydrated your body wont be able to function properly. The weight that you lose on most quick weight loss diets is water weight. But it is soon put back on because your body knows it needs to store up water to function.
Eat the right kind of fat. Fat tastes good and some fat is good for you. You want to stay away from trans fat – the fat in most deep fried fast foods, margarine, etc., but you should eat plenty of healthy fats like nuts, seeds, avocados and tuna.
Get some exercise. You don’t have to exercise a lot to make a difference. If you haven’t exercised in awhile talk to your doctor and take it slow at first. Something as simple as walking around the block, or taking the dog for a walk can get your metabolism raised.